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Before the chilly fall nights sweep in, you need to schedule an annual fall maintenance check up for your furnace. Without this annual inspection, a system could pump deadly carbon monoxide into your home, or just stop working altogether. 

The popular TBS television series, This Old House, asked plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey to show them the proper steps a service professional would follow for an oil-burning forced-air furnace, and a gas system. “You wouldn’t want to wait more than a year to service your car. The heat in your house is just as important. It’s important not to wait until your system breaks down to call for heating and cooling service”,  says Trethewey.

Fall Maintenance Recommendations From Richard Tretheway

  • You will save money on fuel and prolong the furnace life if the system is a clean-well-adjusted heating system.
  • Having your furnace inspected regularly holds several advantages for homes and business owners. 
  • Regular fall maintenance is a great opportunity to check the efficiency of your furnace – the better care you give to your furnace, the longer you can expect it to properly heat and cool your home. 

Advice from Structure Tech

Structure Tech, a home inspecting company out of St. Louis, understands the importance of annual furnace maintenance. In a blog post, Neil (the owner, with well over 20 years of experience) was asked if it was really necessary to have annual furnace maintenance done by professionals, or if it was okay to try and complete this task by the home/business owner.“Furnace manufacturers all recommend annual inspections and maintenance by a qualified technician.  The best analogy I can think of is going to the dentist every six months for a check-up and cleaning; probably not necessary, but recommended. Keep in mind, this isn’t just about safety; it’s also about preventative maintenance.  It’s about sometimes catching a problem before your furnace quits working in the middle of the night.”  

How Breedlove Dobbs Can Help

Having a certified Breedlove Dobbs Heating and Air Conditioning technician perform regular maintenance on your furnace will keep it efficient and lasting longer. It will save you money by having an efficiently ran furnace that will also save you from the constant maintenance costs. To schedule your annual fall maintenance check up, give us a call today at 317.888.9111 and we’ll be happy to send out a certified technician your way!